Believe it or not, there are still people walking around with wired headphones. There are also people walking around with personal audio setups that they haven't changed in five years. Nutso, right? Well, to be fair, some of those people haven't made the upgrade because they believe that it's impossible to get a quality pair that's also affordable. This one's for them: These true wireless earbuds hit the sweet spot of robust, pristine audio and Everyman affordability. They're just $15 right now, down from an already affordable 30 bucks. And shoppers are hooked.
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These buds employ Bluetooth 5.0 technology, which means a transmission speed double that of previous BT electronics, not to mention the ability to maintain a stable connection at up to 50 feet. Pairing is seamless and takes just seconds. The sound is, of course, stellar, in no small part aided by noise-reduction technology.
Over 7,500 buyers have bestowed perfect reviews on these buds.
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"I wanted to wait a week before writing a review to fully test these out," said this methodical reviewer. Her verdict? "Great sound, easy to pair, and they’re super nice-looking. I haven’t had any trouble with pairing them to my phone. A picture of the wireless buds popped up on the phone and asked if I wanted to pair and I just had to hit yes! They’ve stayed connected since then."
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